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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC
March 23, 2017

You will be counting little toes soon but until then you need to take care of your own.  At Foot and Ankle Care Center of Fort Lee, we want to help you stay on your feet and remain healthy while you are pregnant. Some woman dream all their lives about having a baby and others stumble into it not knowing what to expect. Perhaps you have prepared yourself but here are a few topics that may help.

Fairytale or Reality

  • Whose shoes are these? Can pregnancy cause your feet to grow?  After pregnancy, you may not get that glass slipper back on, sorry.  Woman’s feet can grow at least a half size and could continue to grow with each pregnancy.
  • Have I become a mermaid? Can water retention cause edema? You are not alone in this one as it is very common at the end of the last trimester. It can be uncomfortable but some experts say the swelling can benefit your body. As your body retains the fluid (which causes the swelling) it becomes softer and can prepare your pelvic joints and tissues for delivery. However, any abnormal swelling should be looked at immediately by a doctor.
  • Did I eat too much porage? Gaining weight can cause temporary foot issues and it seems that when the pregnancy weight comes on there are risks for the following conditions to occur; fallen arches (flat feet) heel spurs (plantar fasciitis) metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the foot)

Rest Up Good and Treat Symptoms

  • Rest and elevate your feet as much as you can
  • Drink a lot of water throughout your day
  • Use cold compresses on swollen ankles or feet
  • Wear supportive stockings, socks and shoes
  • Soak your feet in an Epsom salt bath
  • Eat the right foods for an appropriate weight gain plan

Being pregnant can be a marvelous experience but can also come with some discomforts and concerns. If you are experiencing any trouble with your feet or ankles, either mentioned above or not, please call us so we can give you the care you and your baby need during this special time. We have six conveniently located offices for you to schedule an appointment; Fort Lee and Ringwood in New Jersey plus Flushing Queens, Wood Haven, Brooklyn and their newest location in Forest Hills in New York.  Call us at 201-363-9844, so our team can look at your head and shoulders, knees and TOES! Well, mostly toes.

A serious, incurable autoimmune disease that commonly affects 1.5 million Americans, rheumatoid arthritis, should be treated in its early stages to prevent further progression. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the fingers, feet, elbows, ankles, knees, and feet in your body. It is known for causing chronic joint stiffness, swelling, and pain. The disease occurs mostly in people who reach 40 years of age, and early diagnosis is crucial to patients’ health. Medication slows growing symptoms and reduce the risk of permanent disability.   

Understanding where RA starts will help treat and prevent the condition. If you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Severe pain and immobility are caused by an inflammation of the lining of your joints, and in worse cases the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone can occur.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, many cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area. Pain will often initially present in the toes before the condition worsens and spreads throughout the entire foot.

Symptoms

  • Swelling and pain in the feet
  • Stiffness in the feet
  • Pain on the ball or sole of the feet
  • Joint shift and deformation

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that your podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor may ask you about your medical history and lifestyle to help determine possible causes of your RA.

Treatment

Unfortunately, there is no cure for RA, so treatment options are designed to specifically target the symptoms of it, most notably the pain it causes. Two types of anti-inflammatory drugs – non-steroidal or NSAIDs and corticosteroids – may be prescribed by your doctor. In some severe cases where the joints are too badly damaged, surgery may be an option. As always, speak with your podiatrist to help determine the appropriate treatment options available to you.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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broken ankleDaniel Curry, an actor starring in the Broadway musical about Spider Man, suffered an almost crippling injury on the set. The New York Times reports that Curry’s foot was snagged in a mechanical stage lift and that surgeons had to displace three fourths of his foot. In addition to the removal and replacement of a large majority of his foot, three places in both the foot and leg were pulverized requiring pins and plates. The actor is forced to uses crutches and wears a boot for orthopedic reasons.

As a result of his injuries, Curry has lodged a complaint and is suing the producers of the show; Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris, for negligence. The dancer/actor is not sure if he will ever dance again.

Broken feet are incredibly painful. If you’ve sustained a broken ankle, visit a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee. Dr. Khaimov will treat your ankle and ensure full recovery.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

· Bruising
· Pain
· Redness
· Swelling
· Blue (foot)
· Numbness
· Cold
· Misshapen
· Cuts
· Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

To learn more about broken foot and its treatment, please follow link below.

For more information, contact our offices in Brooklyn and Flushing NY, and Fort Lee, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Prince Harry has broken his toe“Can’t stop, won’t stop” seems to be the living catchphrase of Prince Harry. Despite somehow sustaining a broken toe, the 29 year old Harry continues to train for a trek in Antartica. The royal prince is scheduled to participate in a 208 mile journey as part of a Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.

The brutal walk is 16 days long with temperatures plummeting as low as -31 degrees Fahrenheit, with the prince marching with veterans of the British, Commonwealth and the United States militaries. Kensington Palace officials have not revealed just how the prince fractured his toe, but it’s clear that not even an injury can stop him. The goal of the march is to raise $2million for rehabilitating and re-training injured troops.

Suffering from a broken toecan be a painful injury to deal with. It is beneficial to be in the care of a doctor who can treat your condition properly. A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. can assess your injury can provide you with the best treatment options for your needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.
 

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

· throbbing pain
· swelling
· bruising on the skin and toenail
· the inability to move the toe with ease.
· toe appears crooked or disfigured
· tingling or numbness in the toe
· injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape. 

For more information on broken toe please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more on Broken Toe.

Breaking bad: Foster hobbles out of the action during Saturday's matchGoalkeeper Ben Foster will sidelined for at least 12 weeks as a result of suffering a stress fracture in his right foot. Foster limped off the field during Saturday’s draw at Everton, and will be having surgery after scans indicated the damage done to his foot.

Unfortunately, Foster will be missing the next two months’ games against Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Montenegro, including World Cup qualifying games. “There’s no hiding the fact this is disappointing news as Ben is a key player for us. He was excellent on Saturday before his injury forced him off.” head coach Steve Clarke had said to the team’s official website.

Dealing with a broken foot can be a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can examine your broken foot, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.  

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

· Bruising
· Pain
· Redness
· Swelling
· Blue (foot)
· Numbness
· Cold
· Misshapen
· Cuts
· Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated. Trying to keep the foot rested is important as the bones need plenty of time to heal and recover.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more on Broken Foot.



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